It occurred to me this week that I have no idea how much water I drink in a day. I know it's a lot and I was pretty sure it's enough but was curious exactly how much I drink.
As with anything else, there's an app for that!
I downloaded the free app, Water Your Body, from the Android Market. Don't have an Android? I'm sure there's a similar app for your network.
How much water should you drink? According to the app, you should drink half of your body weight in ounces. According to other online sources, there isn't really a specific amount. You should drink enough so your urine is colorless and odorless. That sounds more logical than assigning an exact number of ounces.
For the past two days, I've run inside on the treadmill (grumble, groan). Compared to outside, it's hot on the 'mill, therefore I drank more water than I would have had I been out in the arctic temperature; my body needed more water than it would have had I run outside and I went way over in my drinking (according to the app). The picture above was before 7am and I was already more than halfway to my total water goal for the day. According to the Water Your Body app, by the end of the day, I ended up drinking 38 ounces more than my daily "requirement".
I probably will not continue using the app because I know now that I drink more than enough water and I don't need reminders to do so.
Do you have trouble remembering to drink? Keep a bottle/glass of water in front of you at all times. Bring a reusable bottle (let's be green, people) with you wherever you go. It's rare that I leave my house without my sport bottle.
If I have water in front of me, I will drink it. The same goes for martinis and wine.
Have you ever used a water intake app?
Do you think you drink enough water?